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Quick Chicken Dinner Recipes

Looking for quick chicken dinner recipes? Find chicken recipes for dinner that you can make easily and quickly.

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Mashed squash helps make this chowder creamy but not heavy, and it's a favorite way to get barley on the table. My kids even ask for leftovers for lunch. —Pamela Cleghorn, Campbellsburg, IN
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Fruited Chicken Tossed Salad

Fruited Chicken Tossed Salad

Fruited Chicken Tossed Salad

Almonds add crunch to this refreshing salad from Dennis Vitale of New Preston, Connecticut. A homemade citrus dressing complements chicken, peach, and apricot sliced tossed with lettuce and spinach.

Curried Chicken Balls Appetizer

Curried Chicken Balls Appetizer

Curried Chicken Balls Appetizer

Guests love these little chicken bites that get some zip from curry. The savory snacks work well for any occasion, big or small. —Judy Slotter, Alpharetta, Georgia

Crispy Chicken Salad

Crispy Chicken Salad

Crispy Chicken Salad

Sugared almonds and chow mein noodles add fun crunch to this salad that makes the most of leftover chicken. Says Irene Dickhausen from St. Paul, Minnesota, “This salad is speedy, simple and always popular at ladies’ luncheons.”
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Peach Chicken Salad

Peach Chicken Salad

Peach Chicken Salad

This salad recipe from Priscilla Gilbert of Indian Harbour Beach, Florida is perfect for a summer luncheon and a great way to use up leftover chicken and fresh mint from your garden. "It also tastes just as good made with nectarines," notes Priscilla.

Blueberry Chicken Salad

Blueberry Chicken Salad

Blueberry Chicken Salad

On weekday mornings, I whip up this fun chicken and blueberry combination in minutes to take for lunch. It also works as a nice, light salad for a summer supper, and it’s a cinch to double it for a shower or potluck. —Kari Caven, Coeur d'Alene, ID

Super Fast Mexican Soup

Super Fast Mexican Soup

Super Fast Mexican Soup

We take this spicy soup to rodeos on cool nights or sip it by a campfire. For toppings, try onions, avocado, cheese, jalapenos, sour cream and salsa. —Gloria Huse, Simpsonville, South Carolina

Chicken with Citrus Chimichurri Sauce

Chicken with Citrus Chimichurri Sauce

Chicken with Citrus Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri is a green sauce from South America that goes with grilled meats. My citrus version brightens up grilled chicken, which gets its juiciness from brining. —Tyffanie Perez, Springville, Utah

Chicken Strawberry Salad

Chicken Strawberry Salad

Chicken Strawberry Salad

Salads are the meal of choice when our Texas temperatures hover in the 90s. In this one, I use locally grown strawberries, fresh greens and chicken strips. It makes a light and colorful lunch on a hot summer day.

Dijon Crumb Chicken

Dijon Crumb Chicken

Dijon Crumb Chicken

Bold flavored ingredients make this meal one to remember, and one to crave later! It's delightfully crunchy and hints lightly of Dijon mustard and Parmesan cheese. Ann Wilson - Holland, Michigan

Cucumber Chicken Croissants

Cucumber Chicken Croissants

Cucumber Chicken Croissants

When my friends and I were new moms, we started organizing lunchtime play groups for our kids. Here's one of the recipes I made for them. It's their hands-down favorite. —Shannon Brown, Omaha, Nebraska

Plum-Glazed Chicken Kabobs

Plum-Glazed Chicken Kabobs

Plum-Glazed Chicken Kabobs

These creative kabobs make a great first impression, according to Nancy Morrison. "I brought them to a neighborhood dinner when we moved to our new home. People couldn't wait 'til dinner and started snatching them as soon as I walked in the door," she reports from Midlothian, Virginia. "They just couldn't resist the tantalizing aroma."
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